The New York Oblates had their annual retreat here on the
second week-end of Sept. 2008. Many Oblates from the Elmira area
them for various activities. Fr. James Cronen left for Rome
to attend the meeting of the Benedictine Abbots of the world. It
was his first long trip in many years and was able to cope with the
hectic pace of the airports. He was grateful for the Italian
hospitality to facilitate his whereabouts in spite of his
arthritis. The farm team received help for the annual inspection
of the flock.
Every sheep is checked from head to toe and color coded in preparation
of the breeding season. An extensive pedicure is performed on
occasion. Fr. Patrick Mundy from the diocese of Ogdensburg,
had by-pass surgery and is recuperating quickly and will help us with
his priestly ministry. The apple crop is plentiful but the
quality was at the mercy of the hail storm in July.
Sixth Annual Retreat for
Spend Friday night through Monday lunch in the beautiful rhythm of
Offices, praying and chanting the psalms and canticles with the
monks. Roam the hills. Find your own quiet place.
Visit the sheep. Enjoy a hands-on wool session. For
questions, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mount Saviour page
Guest Brother E-mail: email@example.com
Monastery E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org